IamA combat medic who was hit with an RPG in Afghanistan, resulting in me being paralyzed from the chest down AMA!
I was a light infantry medic and while my platoon was in a firefight, a RPG came in and hit about 3 feet away from me. I took a lot of shrapnel on my right side and a peice hit and fractured my neck between the C6 and C7 vertebrae. Im now considered an incomplete spinal cord injury. Meaning I am paralyzed but still have feeling in some areas below my injury level. I did a post before with my trackchair and some people suggested I do an AMA Older post http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1oimag/was_injured_in_afghanistan_last_year_this_is/
My Proof: a couple pics before my injury http://imgur.com/i9xXjY7 http://imgur.com/JxlXlds http://imgur.com/PrAKU9f Waking up with my Purple Heart: http://imgur.com/qbOggfE One of my shortly after in my chair: http://imgur.com/YkoGY8L And a sexy pic for the ladies: http://imgur.com/SqiaYtT
EDIT: wow thanks for all the support! But to be a little more clear I do have full use of my arms! I'm in a regular push wheelchair
EDIT 2: I'm trying to answer all your questions thank you this kinda blew up! Bear with me!
EDIT 3: wow. I'm just waking up and my inbox is full. I will try to answer most questions but a mans gotta sleep. I'll get to it here in a min!